KEVIN L. TOZIER
NEWPORT - Kevin L. Tozier, 55, died Aug. 20, 2010, at a Pittsfield hospital after a short but valiant battle with cancer. He was born June 14, 1955, in Lincoln, a son of Claude and Muriel (Chase) Tozier II. Kevin graduated from Nokomis Regional High and worked as a mechanic at T & W Garage, Elm Street, Newport.
At the time of his death, he co-owned the business with his wife, Carol and brother, Michael.
He will be remembered as a wonderful person who put everyone else ahead of himself. His hobbies included golfing, traveling, remote controlled cars and airplanes, and woodworking. He will also be remembered for the many hope chests, rolling pins and other items he made for friends and family.
Kevin loved to go four-wheeling and also loved to show off and operate his tow trucks. He will be remembered by those who love him as their "MacGyver."
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Morton) Tozier of Newport; two daughters, Lisa Tozier of Malden, Mass., and Heather Tozier of Palmyra; four brothers, Claude Tozier III of Canaan, Reginald and wife, Stacey Tozier, of Portland, Tenn., Kim and wife, Julie Tozier, of Passadumkeag and Michael and wife, Jodi Tozier, of Newport; two sisters, Patricia and husband, Danny Sprague, of Charleston and Margaret Parker of Stetson; three grandchildren, Rachael and Austin Tozier and Xavier Rowe; a number of nieces and nephews; many, many special friends and loyal and loved employees.
A celebration of his life will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at Barrows-Skidgel American Legion Hall, North Street, Newport. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kasey Lander Memorial Fund, care of Mr. Gary Braley, 21 Lake Ave., Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may also leave written tributes at www.crosbyneal.com.
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